\ WADCO ^^£fe NEWS ^cSfEonS^ Volume 2 Plainville, Mass., June 24, 1921 Number 12 Say it with Flowers Our baseball team made a very good start and was going along fine until they went against the Domniek & Haifa in last Friday's game, then they certainly showed how the game should nol be played in all its depart- ments, the only excuse that can be offered is that they were without the services of Jelly on second and Jed- linski in the outfield. The only reason thai the manager can give for the slaughter is thai they, having won all the games so far' were suffering with a large head and got careless. But one game like this makes it more interesting and now the other clubs have more confidence in going up again*! us but let the club not forget the terrible drubbing they received from the D. & H. to the tune of 18 to '2. We expect that the frames from now on will be more hotly contested as all the teams have got going and 1he players understand each other's style of playing. We may expect to have some very hard games to win in the league bill don't think for a minute we have fallen down because we dropped a game, for we will be there fighting every inch of the games of the future. The Mason Box nine has been strengthened by the home coming of Martin and Cummings, two e dlege players who have shown speed in their playing in their college nines; and the K. of (\, also have added some new faces to their team and will now win a few games and will show sonic of their last season's activity. We are much pleased with the sup- port we are receiving from the em- ployees of the Factory and hope to hold it by giving them the best that is in us. When our team plays the attendance is always above what it is at the other games and the fans ex- pect us to give them a fair run for their money that's what we must do in the future. How would you like to see Jim Gleeson out there on second again? We are after him very hard but he hasn't got warmed up to it as yet. They Came=They Saw= They Conquered! Friday, the tenth. It might just as well have been the thirteenth as far as that bowling match between Mid- dleboro and the Soldered Mesh De- partment was concerned. It is hard to admit, and we notice that the girls Over here didn't even ask to see the scores, but Middleboro made our girls eat crow. In the first match, rolled at Middleboro, our girls won two out of three, but must have suffered from sad reversal of form for they were completely outclassed. The Middleboro girls arrived at 4.30 and Skipper Brown showed them through the factory. Then they were taken to our factory restaurant and seiwed with a lobster salad supper. We've heard of lobster salads being described as "an unsuccessful at- tempt to make both ends meet," but Chef Olsen served us a real salad and we all enjoyed it. Cont'd on page 2, col. 3 If You Will, Yon Can. By Dr. Win. A. McKeever In a wonderful little magazine call- ed The Golden Rule, I have just come upon these words as written by George Washington Robnett : "Anything that you have a real de- sire to do, you have the capacity to do. Believe that and act upon your belief, and there is nothing you aspire to — within your own individual tal- ent — that you cannot become. God gives his children no hopes that are impossible, no dreams that cannot come true." Effort, after it has brought success, can never fairly be termed luck. There is not much use in burying the hatchet unless you forget the lo- cal ion of the grave. A Trip into Old Mexico Cont'd By WALTER K1CE The business houses also showed no apparent effect of revolution. The stores were all well stocked and we saw much American merchaiftlise of- fered for sale in the shops. Shoes were not much higher in prices than in our own stores, but clothing of the better grades was considerably in excess of whal is paid for the same quality in our local shops. That the Mexicans are an adorn- ment -loving people, was soon found out by us, interested members of the party. The great number of jewelry stores in cities visited, attested this fact. Particularly in Mexico City is there a great number of jewelry stores, for the most part well stocked and with much American jewelry. Whiting & Davis mesh bags had a prominent place in many of the win- dows and I saw many bags of our make carried on the streets. Some of the finer stores compare favorably with the best jewelry stores on New York's famous Fifth Avenue. The Mexican business man is a de- lightful man to meet, cordial, ho.i pitable and polite to a degree that sometimes was uncomfortable to us more brusque Americans. We were invariably told, by Am- ericans resident in Mexico, that the es- tablished Mexican business. man is a delight to do business with. Once you have established your line with mm, he is loyal to a degree. Any contract he may make or obligation undertaken is religiously carried out by him. Cont'd page 2 ,col. 2 If you want evidence thai charcoal is good for the system, lake a look at Steve in the soldering room It was remarked- the other day that Gene Manchester had a beard like Abraham Lincoln. WADCO NEWS Wadco News HAVE YOU A HOBBY? I'l Bl ISHED Si:\ll-Mo\ | in ^ by the Employees of Whiting & Davie Company, Plaiuville, Mass. Publica lion Committee J. O. Gagnon, Chairman W. .M. Fuller Lee Higffina K. Gaddes O. S oderstrom Mina Simpson Editok . . II. 1). Rowan Asst. Editor, Catherine Kennedy COMMERCIAL PRESS- PR INTE R? EDITORIAL ARE YOU A LEADER LEANER ? OR Some are leaders and the rest are leaiiers. All mankind may lie classi- fied in one of those two groups. The difference is not of brains, nor yet of character, for in neither have the leaders a monopoly; the qualities which cause one man to go ahead on his own. while the great majority of his fellows are waiting' for some one 10 si ail them, are initiative and pluck. " "CIRCLES" What a funny thing- to write about, yet, read what Emerson has written. The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary tig- in.' is repeated without end. Si. Augustine described the nature of (iod as a circle whose center was every where and its circumference nowhere. Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations. The only sin is limitation. As soon as you once come up with a man's limitation, it is all over with him. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. — Benjamin Franklin. I cannot consent to pay for privi- w here I have intrinsic right. The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying 1 hough he look, he has a helm which he obeys. Harold Jelly, our 2nd baseman, is away from his work due to a carbun- cle. May he be with us again soon is (he earnest wish of many who saw the 18 lo 2 game. It would be interesting to know of those things that our shopmates do in their spare time at home. Have yon a hobby.' If so, you are certainly of interest to Wadeo readers. Why not let us start somthing right now. Who knows? We may d'scover here in our midst that we are coming in contact daily with those who have thoughts of other things than Mes 1 ! Bags. It is safe to say a greal many are capable of doing things which make life worth living and in which they take a keen interest. Think of the girls in the shop cap- able of making their own c'othes, fancy work, knitting, crocheting and rug making, and then there are those who are interested in drawing, paint- ing, music, etc.. also politics; here we have a great field.. Xow. fellows, this dosen't make much of an impression on you until married, and then it looks different to you. On the other hand, how about the fellows? They surely are doing things. We know of some interested in Taxi- dermy (the curing and mounting of Birds, Animals, etc.!. picture fram- ing, toy making, carpentering, boat building, auto mechanics, and last but not least. Home Brew. To take a healthy interest in our fellows is commendable, so let us seek out the good and bring it forth. Along this line a suggestion in clos- ing: Just write on a slip of paper your name and give to your Dept. Mgr. that which holds your interest after the day's work is done, and the Wadco News will ferret out the rest. Cont'd from page 1. col. 8 Mexico is on a gold basis, and they have no paper money of any kind, consequently they have no depreciated currency and no exchange problems to meet. Their purchases, however, are limited strictly to their supply of gold as they have had considerable difficulty in getting any extensive credit on account of the revolutionary tendencies and unstable government. This condition is bound to improve for with a growing population in ex- cess of fifteen million people, and with a purchasing power that will in- evitably increase with a stable gov- ernment, Mexico promises lo be a fertile market for jewelry of the r'ighl sort. Cont'd l loin page t. col. 2 Onward we went to Columbia Field and watched Eddie Herlin pitch us to a 4-2 victory over the K. of C. At the Alleys in North Attleboro, .Mrs. Ilattie Goodwin very modestly admitted that she was going to see to it that we got a grand beating, and that under such personal supervision, Middleboro would carry home the bacon. Mrs. Goodwin was no idle boaster, for she led the girls to such a start that we never had a chance. We must take this opportunity to slate to the public that the bewitching vamp. Corina, had no hole in her slocking. Those who went down there will remember that said Corina was hindered in a fashion by having a hob' in her stocking where it shouldn't have showed — and did. And for the final, we musl remark that Ilattie Goodwin was just as g at hitting the king pin as she is at hilling the nail on the head. We ask Clarence Skinner. Billy Ireland and Dan Crotty to testify. The Scores. Read them and weep. WHITING & DAVIS COMPANY F. Whiting 100 88 99 287 E. Cook 85 89 84 258 L. Cauvin 7- 90 75 243 M. .Miller 121 71 88 280 L. Babineau 72 66 89 227 Totals 1295 MIDDLE BORO Penniman 90 88 94 272 Carrol] 10(5 106 112 324 La France 85 89 Boldnc 103 95 101 299 Goodwin 118 95 120 33 \ Totals 1490 SOME WISDOM You're enjoying good health — That's pleasant. You want to remain so — That's natural. You may be careless — That's pos- sible. You may have an accident — That 's probable. You sincerely hope not — That's evidenl . Then practice "Safety First"— That 's wisdom. A true man never acquires after college rules. When on the road stop at "The Pines" in Plaiuville for a good cold drink, a sandwich, ice cream, etc. Mi'. Eudels of the Die Cutting Dept. will meet you. WADCO NEWS "I HAVEN'T HAD TIME!" By Napoleon Hill These are four of the most danger- ous words in the English language — l I haven '1 had. time!" They mark the dividing Line between success and failure with hundreds of millions of human beings. Two hours before I started to write this I telephoned one of the busies! and one of the most suc- cessful business executives in Chicago dor five minutes' interview. 1 started to apologize for asking for even five minutes of his time, but he cut me short with : "Oh, thai 'a all right; I have plenty of time!" And he did ! When I got to Ins office I found him siding in front of a flat top desk that was cleared for action. There was nothing 0:1 it except an ink stand and a couple of pin trays. I talked with him until I thought my five minutes were about up, bivt when he saw me look at my watch he said: "Never mind; let's go further into details. I waul to know all about your plan." When the interview ended I saw: that 1 had been there exactly one hour and fifteen minutes. This man of af- fairs did not seem in a hurry. Clerks came and went as we talked. He placed his initials on papers, glanced al letters, answered the telephone and probably did more work during thai hour and fifteen minutes than the av< rage man does in a whole day. Yes, he took his time — listened to all details — got at all available facts — gave orders to his assistants and lis- tened to everything 1 said with inter- est, because he had plenty of time. The man to whom 1 refer receives a salary of .+1 ()(),()()() a year and owns a considerable interest in one of the largesl businesses of its kind in the world, yet lie is never rushed for time. The man who is succeeding always has time for every needed task. LINCOLN WAS RIGHT. Do you remember Lincoln's story about the little steamer with the big whistle? "Every time they tooted the whistle it blew off so much steam that the boat stopped run- ning." That's the way with lots of people today. If they would only use their energy to drive the paddle wheel of opportunity instead of eternally blowing the whistle of discontent they would find themselves going up the stream of success so fast that the barnacles of failure wouldn't have a chance in the world to hook on to their little craft. CLIP THE COUPONS .. It is a tine thing to have money in the bank, but much belter to have the money drawing interes. The Treasury authorities at Washington report that there is the tidy little sum of $83,000, 000 of a good many people's money in the vaults, wailing to be claimed by holders of uneashed Liberty Bonds. This money is perfectly safe, but it is nol adding a percentage to itself as money not used by its owner should. During the various war loan drives the American people turned their poc- kets inside out to help their Govern- ment by investing in its securities, but, after buying their bonds, the holders of more than 7,000,000 of these promises to pay made no effort to collect their interest. Ensome cases this was, 110 doubt, due to carelessness but in many others the reasan was falure to understand exactly what the investment means. Libert y Bond coupons, which have become due, may be cashed at practically any bank without the least bit of fuss over red Tape. Some of the bonds issued by the Treasury during the haste of war were temporary and carried coupons for only two years. In such cases the bonds may be exchanged for more per- manent securities with enough cou- pons to last until the principle falls d\io. The exchange may be made at almost any bank. The difficulty with leaving the cou- pons uncollected is that, although the bond draws interest, the coupon does not, and" therefore the owner loses the interest on his interest, a sum not to be neglected because compound inter- est mils up amazingly. When the bond owners collect the sums due them, a good many will dis- cover that they have enough to add to their holdings if the world's most secure investment. A DIFFERENCE" "It makes a difference, Friends of mine, Who talks in our factory From time to time. "Some whistle, some sing, Some laugh, others chatter, Some can do most anything It doesn 't seem to matter. We feel it the general opinion Of all who find this true 'There musl be a happy medium' I n everything we do". MIDDLEBORO NEWS The girls from Middleboro who at- tended the bowling match at North Attleboro wish to thank each and everyone who rendered their services, both directly or indirectly toward making our evening a most enjoyable one. We found you all very hospitable and feel that we are very much indebt- ed to you for the kind and generous to you for the kind and generous manner in which you received us. Every minute was filled wiith one pleasure after another. The excellent supper was fully ap- preciated and quickly devoured after our long but untiring ride. The Ball Game was an unexpected pleasure and we sure were glad when W. & D. came out the winners. The remainder of the evening at the alleys passed all too quickly, for there we made good our promise "to keep our nerve and bring home the bacon". We would like very much to play another game to give you a chance to gain at least three points more, but realize it may be rather late in the season. Mr. Ireland faithfully carried out Mr. Brown's instructions and chaper- oned us safely home. Before the evening was over the wisdom of that arrangement was apparent, as our chauffeur had troubles enough of his Isn't that so, Clarence? — H. E. G. own. Why is Clarence like a woman? Answer: II is no means yes ! Why does Ed wear a hat? Answer: To keei) his head warm? Why is Irene like the Boston Sub- way? Answer: Because she is a little out of the Common. Why should Corina work in the Post Office? Answer: Because she can manage the mails (males). Why is Marie like a minute hand? Answer: Because she is always on the watch. Why is Caroline's nose in the mid- dle of her face? Answer: Because it is the scenter (center) What is the difference between Mary and an umbrella? Answer-. One Can be shut up— the other refus- es ! As summer breezes stealing, Fill woods and fields with song. Flossie keeps us reeling Light-hearted all day Ion.'-''. He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue." **&£&€ AUGHT IN THE MKSH^^ LEADERSHIP AS MAJOR BACH DEFINES IT. Commissions will not make you leaders, they will merely make you officers. Leadership is a composite of a number of qualities. Among the most important arc Self Confidence, Moral Ascendency, Self Sacrifice, Fairness, Paternalism. Initiative. Decision. Dig- nity and Courage. To lead yon must know. You may Muff all your men some of the time, but you can't do it all the time. There is no substitute for accurate knowl- edge. If at times you fly off the handle, yon have no business to be in charge of men. For men in anger say and do things that they almost invariably regret afterwards. If you have a rotten Company it is because yon are a rotten Captain. (.cuius is merely the capacity of taking infinite pains. Any reasonable order in an emer- gency is better than no order.. Be the friend of your men, but do not become their intimate. Above all things don't cheapen yourself by courting their friendship or currying their favor. They will despise you for it. Courage is more than bravery. Bravery is fearlessness, the absence of fear. Courage is that firmness of spirit, that moral backbone which, while fully appreciating the danger involv- ed nevertheless goes on with the un- dertaking . Know your men. Know your busi- ness. Know yourself. At the baseball game the other night it was noticed that two girls had on their fellows' hats. We wonder, if they paid the forfeit ? Celina seems to have forgotten how to vamp, now that Owen and James are not working. Poor John has been wandering around with a faraway look on his face since Tina left. We sympathize with you, John, from the bottom of our hearts. Eddie D. hangs everything but his shirl on the line since he had a tele- phone installed. I tell you. girls, be- ware for he is some bidder. ( take a ride') CAN V()l' IMAGINE? EVA Surely, you are not trying to guess who this is! Don't you all recognize your friend Eva Contoies in her new Overland? This little machine may not appeal to everyone, but to Eva it renders wonderful service. "The springs." she say, "can't be beat." and you can imagine the test she gives them. Decoration Day she took a trip to Crescent Park and while driving through the country, nearly killed all the chickens. Danger means nothing to her whatever, as she flirts with death at every curve. Xo wonder she had to try two or three times before she got her license. P>ut after her trip to Old Orchard this summer we are sure she will be able to enter the races with anyone. They say Cliff Crotty is very slow. Put we saw him every night at the show. For the girls, they say he does not care, When it comes to Musical Comedies, he's always there. • To the Elm Theatre every night, He was there of course to see the sights. Perhaps the chorus girls aren't to blame. Put believe me he got there jusl 1 lie same. We know the Middlcboro Guests had an enjoyable time, esp cially their trip home as they had with them Bil- ly Ireland and Clarence to help cele- brate the victory. It is said the truck gol back from Middlcboro around 4 o'clock the next morning. We should be pleased to hear from II. 0. any- thing she can send us that might lift the dark cloud and show its silver lin- ing. Wauled — Informal ion about the person who let the air out of Percy Rhodes' tires. Tell us, boys, was it a ' ' put up job V Erleen Parker with a steady? Bertha G. deaf and dumb? Idclla 1). without her whistle? Vange G. to cease her sighh Edith II. not dancing? Mildred without Pyrand? Madeline P. deeply in love? S ella -J. without a pick up? V< ra and Louise marrying again? Eva C. tall and thin? " Gene Manchester short and fat? Frank Murphy without his sweetheart Arthur Bunky as a hermit? Frank Gaddes doing the toe dance? Mildred D. in an airplane as her say- ing is "the skv is her limit"? PRACTICE ECOXOMV Do this not only for your own good but also for those for whom yo i work. The present is a very goo 1 time to remember: To turn out your electric light af- ter using. To shut off the water when through washing your hands. To make your work as good as po ;- sible. thereby eliminating repa : rs To waste nothing of value, for much can he salvaged. To gather np tools for which you have no use and turn them in to your Dept. Mgr. To use spiral to the best advantage. Remember somebody labored to mike it. Don't throw it around. To use shop supplies as if you yourself were the purchase r. To do those things which you wouM have others do for you. if you were in the employers' position. How does Eva's car run, Boehnh Ask Lillian St. John why Frank Murphy get her goat. It would be of interest to some to know if Lena B. paid the forfeit at the baseball game. Did ne? Thou shall be paid exactly for what thou hast done, no more, no lev- Ford Owner — Give me five gallons of castor oil. Garage Man — Vou mean gasoline, not castor oil. Ford Owner — I guess 1 know what 1 mean. Thai car hasn't passed a thing (on the road) today.